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The Fisherman's Widow


Published November 1925


Irish bagpipe solo, Columbia 33085-F. O'Nolan billed himself as the "Wicklow Piper," but his piping seems to have little in common with famous Leinster pipers such as the Doran brothers or Leo Rowsome; his charming punchy style is much more reminescent of others who recorded in America such as Tom Ennis. O'Nolan recorded a few piping solos in 1925-26 but his subsequent recorded output over the next five years were vocal discs, backed by a piano, sometimes with clarinet and violin thrown in. This jig is now called the Rambling Pitchfork. Rudyard Kipling mentions a Boston Fishermens' Widows society in his Atlantic seafairing novel Captains Courageous, and this may have supplied the title used here, also found in Francis O'Neill's early 20th century collections.


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Reviewer: Earle Bruce - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 22, 2010
Subject: Brilliant
what a great fuckin tune,..
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